6 LA Coffee Shops for Work and Meetings

These days, business men and women are utilizing coffee shops for work more and more. Whether you’re working remotely or looking for a fresh place to meet a client, here are 6 coffee shops for work and meetings if you’re working in the LA area.

Verve Coffee Roasters – West Hollywood

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That morning light though.

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“Verve: the spirit and enthusiasm surrounding the creation of art,” goes to show their mission of not only creating another coffee shop but also a place of community. Although Verve’s prime location is on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, it was designed and inspired by street-level European coffee shops where people would gather to chit-chat over a morning espresso. To the Verve staff, coffee is more than just a drink to start the day with, but the instigator of social life. Verve’s unique communal interior design creates the perfect atmosphere for you to do work and also comfortably network and engage with those around you during work breaks. It is the perfect setting for collaborative meetings.

Verve’s farm-level initiative supports the communities that grow their coffee, maintaining ethical standards in the industry.

This cafe’s extremely minimalistic and industrial design sparks creativity and motivation. If you want some sun, there is also a peaceful, stylish outdoor patio area.

How is the coffee? Verve prides itself on its vintage roasters and unautomated processes – everything the cafe serves is made by hand.

The Essentials:

  • Meter spots are fairly easy to find, no designated parking
  • A little on the expensive side
  • Free Wi-Fi!

Intelligentsia Coffee – Venice

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Keep it simple. 📸@lukasvanderlende

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If you are looking for a place to respond to emails or finish up some lighter work, then this constantly bubbling place is for you. In the center of Abbot Kinney, you can get some work done, then take a light stroll and treat yourself to some ice-cream at Salt & Straw just a few doors over. Its industrial design mimics the look of a laboratory; their coffee is like science! There is also outdoor, communal seating if you are in the mood for mingling with business partners or clients. The high energy of Intelligentsia makes it the perfect place for a more casual business meeting!

The Essentials:

  • Parking on Abbot Kinney, fairly difficult on weekends, no designated parking
  • A little on the expensive side
  • Free Wi-Fi!

Bulletproof Coffee – Santa Monica

This high-tech playground for coffee lovers is truly inspiring. From borosilicate glass beakers, to EMF blockers (limiting exposure to dirty electricity), to Circadian-compliant lighting – patrons are exposed to technologies they didn’t even know they needed. Bulletproof has implemented the hottest tech from the interior of the cafe to the machines it uses to brew its coffee. Not only is it a great place to work or have a meeting in, but it provides some extra education, which makes it easy to spark conversation topics!

The Essentials:

  • Street parking is fairly easy
  • A little on the expensive side
  • Free Wi-Fi!

Flowerboy Project – Venice

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Lavender boys all day every day ☕️

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This hole-in-the-wall coffee shop also doubles as a flower boutique with exotic market-style flowers and unique design/fashion items. If you really want to spice up your meeting or just have some fun while doing work, try an iced rose or lavender infused latte (or you can get it without the caffeine just to enjoy the taste). There is pretty limited seating, so it’s best for a quick and casual meeting or to just pick up your drinks for a walk-and-talk meeting.

The Essentials:

  • Pretty convenient street parking out front
  • Reasonably priced
  • Free Wi-Fi!

Coffee Connection – West L.A.

If you are looking for something on the west side, this is the perfect place for you to study for the Bar exam, a calculus exam, or catch up on some LA Startups articles. You will always find this non-profit cafe jam-packed with students and people doing intense work – it’s pretty much dead silent (reminds me of a silent party). There is a full menu with a variety of dishes to choose from. Studying and work can really bring on the hunger! Seating is pretty difficult to find, but people are always coming and going, so it’s not impossible – most seating is outdoors in a large Italian-style patio area.

The Essentials:

  • Private parking lot in back
  • Reasonably priced
  • Free Wi-Fi!

Nature’s Brew – DTLA

Located right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, down the street from USC. You will be surrounded by hyper-focused university students and people doing intense collaborative work. Nature’s Brew is equipped with a full menu that you can easily go through over an entire day of work. If you want to lighten up a meeting, then you can even grab a locally brewed beer. It is usually pretty packed, but seating is not impossible to find (except maybe during finals week).

The Essentials:

  • Street parking in front is fairly easy
  • Reasonably priced
  • Free Wi-Fi!

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A Los Angeles ‘solopreneur’ combining her passions for food and tech through her startup, Cravingz app. Winner of two distinguished entrepreneur awards through the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University.
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